Rick Riordan As A Role Model

When I was in fifth grade, my class teacher gave us an assignment to write a paragraph about our role models. We were going to present these paragraphs to our parents the next day with a reception to follow. I wrote about my favorite author at the time: Rick Riordan. He wrote one of my favorite realistic, fantasy series about Greek mythology. As a young, naïve fifth grader, I didn’t really know what a role model was. I thoughtthat a role model was someone that made you smile and laugh. Rick Riordan’s book made me do that, but not him personally. I didn’t make that connection until my teacher pulled aside and explained what a role model actually is. A role model is someone who another person admires and tries to be like. Once she explained that to be me, I …show more content…
My motherdeserves to be called my mother because of she has sacrificed so that I could be the young woman I am today. Seventeen years, ago, she brought me into this world at the age nineteen with my father. I was amongst the group of spoiled children, at the time, who would tantrums in Wal-Mart over a Barbie doll I couldn’t have. In beginning, as a child all I saw was happiness and fun, and while that was true at home, my mother went to school every day before she would drop off with my grandmother. She sacrificed her educational career for me, for a short period of time, until she actually had the time and energy to be able to go back to school. She went back to school at UAB and achieved her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, and her Ph.D. She is, currently, working on her M.D. at USA. It wasn’t until I was in seventh grade that she became a single mother. After my father left, times became hard. We had to give up a lot of things that could no longer afford on a single paycheck. My mother sacrificed a lot so she could take care of me. I can’t thank her enough for her

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